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19.07.2018

New Law Declares Israel a Jewish Nation-State with Hebrew as Sole National Language

New Law Declares Israel a Jewish Nation-State with Hebrew as Sole National Language

In Israel, lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, prompting Palestinians to warn Israel is sliding further into a system of apartheid. The new law declares Hebrew the country’s only official language, diminishing the status of Arabic. It also encourages the… »

17.07.2018

Debate: Is Trump-Putin Summit a “Danger to America” or Crucial Diplomacy Between Nuclear Powers?

Debate: Is Trump-Putin Summit a “Danger to America” or Crucial Diplomacy Between Nuclear Powers?

As President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, we host a debate on U.S.-Russia relations. In Washington, D.C., we speak with Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of… »

09.07.2018

“What to the American slave is your 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones teads Frederick Douglass’s historic speech

“What to the American slave is your 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones teads Frederick Douglass’s historic speech

In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth… »

06.07.2018

Chile: 15-Year sentences for officers who killed singer Víctor Jara

Chile: 15-Year sentences for officers who killed singer Víctor Jara

And in Chile, a court has handed 15-year sentences to eight former military officers for the murder of legendary folk singer and activist Víctor Jara in September 1973. In the days after dictator Augusto Pinochet seized power in a U.S.-backed coup, Víctor Jara was arrested, tortured and shot 44 times. »

21.06.2018

Trump Signs Executive Order to Jail Immigrant Families Together, Without Limit

Trump Signs Executive Order to Jail Immigrant Families Together, Without Limit

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday claiming to end the separation of children from their parents at the border, by jailing them together while their legal cases wind through the courts. The order does not say where the families will be detained, or whether children will continue to be… »

20.06.2018

Protests are mounting over the Trump administration’s practice of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents

Protests are mounting over the Trump administration’s practice of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents

Hundreds of protesters gathered in cities across the country Tuesday—including in San Francisco; New York City; Philadelphia; El Paso, Texas; Washington, D.C.; and Portland, Oregon—to denounce the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, in violation of international human rights law.. Mental health professionals are… »

20.06.2018

Afghan Peace Activists Finish 435-Mile March to Kabul, Demand Extension of Ceasefire

Afghan Peace Activists Finish 435-Mile March to Kabul, Demand Extension of Ceasefire

In Afghanistan, dozens of activists have arrived in the capital Kabul after a 435-mile march to demand peace. The march began with a dozen youth activists on May 12 and swelled to over 70 men by the end of the 38-day journey, during which they crisscrossed government and Taliban-controlled territory. »

13.06.2018

In historic summit, Trump & Kim Jong-un pledge to pursue denuclearization of Korean peninsula

In historic summit, Trump & Kim Jong-un pledge to pursue denuclearization of Korean peninsula

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have wrapped up an historic summit in Singapore, where they pledged to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The summit marked the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Following the historic meeting, President Trump… »

22.05.2018

8 Students & 2 Teachers Killed in Shooting Rampage at Santa Fe, TX High School

8 Students & 2 Teachers Killed in Shooting Rampage at Santa Fe, TX High School

In Santa Fe, Texas, funerals have begun for the victims of Friday’s school shooting massacre at Santa Fe High School, where eight students and two teachers were killed in the Friday morning rampage. The killings began around 8 a.m., when 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis entered the school wearing a trench coat… »

09.05.2018

Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement must mobilize to support diplomacy in Iran & North Korea

Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement must mobilize to support diplomacy in Iran & North Korea

President Trump announced Tuesday he is pulling the United States out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal, brokered by his predecessor, President Obama. That same day, Trump’s new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to North Korea to finalize plans for President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un… »

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